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With the exception of Bruce, the rest of the cast abandoned acting after The Evil Dead, although Ellen has come back to acting in the last few years starring in a few low budget horror films. Rich is currently professional driver in rural Michigan, Theresa went on to become a radio personality in Chicago & Los Angeles, and Betsy Baker got into the motor home rental business. All four appear at conventions now and again, far more regularly now than in the past, and Ellen, Theresa & Betsy have their own official Facebook page; Ladies Of The Evil Dead.


Sarah York & Hal Delrich were both members of the Screen Actors Guild when cast, so had to use fake names to avoid getting fined. Sarah's real name is Theresa Seyferth, and Hal's is Rich DeManincor (he came up with his fake name because his two room mates at the time were Hal and Del). Both actors were still spotted by SAG and fined.

Notice the credit of 'Fake Shemp'. This term was derived by the group from the TV show The Three Stooges. When Shemp Howard died, he left four shows unfinished. In order to complete them, another actor was hastily brought in. Joe Palma was the wrong height, weight, and lacked the true mannerisms of Shemp. Even as children the switch was obvious to them, and the term 'Fake Shemp' was born. They used it for any non-speaking Super-8 actor, or if someone had to double for an unavailable actor in a short. Shemps were used so extensively on The Evil Dead, it was elevated to an on screen credit. Its usage has since expanded to include; Shempish meaning anything that is cheesy or second rate, Shemping meaning someone doing nothing of any importance, and Shemp Alert meaning someone being shempish.

Here is a transcript of the cast & crew credits shown at the end of The Evil Dead, formatted as per the original. The list is fairly small, but bearing in mind the scale of the movie it's easy to understand why.






written and directed
by
SAM RAIMI




produced
by
ROBERT TAPERT
second unit lighting and sound
JOSH BECKER

transportation captain
DAVID GOODMAN

construction supervisor
STEVE FRANKEL




starring
BRUCE CAMPBELL
assistant producer
GARY HOLT

production assistant
DON CAMPBELL

still photographer
MIKE DITZ




with
ELLEN SANDWIESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cheryl
HAL DELRICH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
scott
BETSY BAKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
linda
SARAH YORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
shelly
location sound recording
JOHN MASON

dialogue re-recording
JERRY FREDERICK

sound mixer
MEL ZELNIKER




photography and lighting
TIM PHILO
assistant film editor
JOEL COEN

dialogue editor
LOU KLEINMAN

assistant sound editor
DOLORES ELLIOTT




special make up effects
TOM SULLIVAN

photographic special effects
BART PIERCE
fake shemps
 
PHIL GILLIS
DOROTHY TAPERT
CHERYL GUTTRIDGE
BARBARA CAREY
DAVID HORTON
WENDALL THOMAS
DON LONG
STU SMITH
KURT RAUF
TED RAIMI
IVAN RAIMI
BILL VINCENT
MARY BETH TAPERT
SCOTT SPIEGEL
JOHN CAMERON
JOANNE KRUSE
GEWN COCHANSKI
DEBIE JARCZEWSKI




music composed and conducted
by
JOE LODUCA

music engineered at AUDIOGRAPHICS
by
ED WOLFRUM
post production sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOUND ONE CORP.
optical negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DYNAMIC EFFECTS LTD.
negative matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
J. G. FILMS INC.
title design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUGUST FILMS INC.




film editor
EDNA RUTH PAUL

supervising sound editor
JOE MASEFIELD
executive producers
ROBERT TAPERT
BRUCE CAMPBELL
SAM RAIMI




with special thanks to
SIMON NUCHTERN, SHEILA ROBERTS, CAROL VALENTI
AND OUR LOYAL BACKERS


THE EVIL DEAD, the ultimate experience
in grueling horror, was filmed in
Morristown, Tennessee, and in Detroit, U.S.A.



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